January 19, 2015
32 SABR SABR members began the new year with
a lively session which was opened by Jessica
Anderson of the Sugar Land Skeeters who spoke
in some detail about the Hot Stove Banquet coming
up on Thursday evening. Bob Dorrill showed all
in attendance with special award the chapter
will present to Monte Irvin at this same event.
29 SABR members and friends will be attending
Dick Bily, who has a close relationship
with the New York Yankees, served as a DH and
entertained us with tales about Yankee players
and bosses including Derek Jeter and George
Steinbrenner. He also mentioned some spring
training activities that didn't make the news.
Dick was followed by Tony Cavender
who reviewed the book "No Cheering in the
Pressbox". Tony's presentation was excellent
as he related many stories from the book and
highly recommended it to members.
Jim Kreuz hit 3rd, the same as
the subject of his topic; Stan Musial. Jim covered
in detail Mr. Musial's travels from the small
town of Donora, Pa to the major leagues, complete
with numerous photographs and year book pictures
not readily seen by admirers of Stan. Another
terrific job by Jim.
6 members volunteered to staff
our SABR table at the Astros Fan Fest in Minute
Maid Park on Saturday where we will also celebrate
SABR Day in America.
Tom White's trivia contest was
won by Tony Cavender.
Our next meeting is scheduled
for Monday February 16th at the same location.
Tom White, Mike McCroskey and Jim Kreuz volunteered
to be key speakers.